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Indian Motorcycle: Jared Mees Sweeps Springfield Mile Doubleheader

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Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, carried out its 2021 American Flat Track (AFT) season with back-to-back wins during this weekend’s doubleheader at the Springfield Mile I and II. Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees swept the weekend and closed the gap with factory teammate and season’s points leader, Briar Bauman.

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During Sunday’s Springfield Mile I, Mees and Bauman battled closely. The two ran neck-and-neck during the final lap. Ultimately, Mees edged out Bauman to capture his sixth-career Springfield Mile victory, while Bauman finished second. Indian Motorcycle privateer Brandon Robinson rounded out the podium with his sixth podium of the season.

Indian Motorcycle Racing: Nation of Domination

On Monday, Mees came out to the Springfield Mile II and dominated the field. He reached the finish line over a second before Indian Motorcycle privateer Sammy Halbert. The win marked Mees’ seventh-career Springfield Mile win. It also reignited a championship battle with just three races remaining.

“Anyone who knows Jared or has been following his career knows this was a typical Jared Mees performance. With his back against the ropes, a pair of wins were his best option to keep his championship hopes alive,” said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing, Service & Technology. “That said, I’m sure he didn’t go popping champagne bottles, as he’s quickly moving on to the next and preparing for the final three races of the season.”

Mees, a five-time Grand National Champion who last won in 2018, has his sights set on reclaiming the No. 1 plate. Facing a 12-point deficit, Mees faces an uphill battle as Bauman, the two-time reigning SuperTwins Champion, remains consistent all year. He’s reached the podium in all but two races this season.

The 2021 AFT season continues Saturday and Sunday, September 11-12, at the Sacramento Mile doubleheader. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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